Assistant Teaching Professor in Real Estate – Smeal College of Business at Penn State University

Assistant Teaching Professor in Real Estate
Smeal College of Business at Penn State University

The Department of Risk Management in the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park) invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor in Real Estate. The duties of this rank will involve engaging in effective teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Experience with or interest in online teaching is preferred. This is a term appointment, funded for one year from date of hire, with a possibility of renewal.

Education and Experience

The Assistant Teaching Professor should possess a Ph.D. degree in real estate, economics, finance, or a closely related field by the appointment start date. Alternatively, the Assistant Teaching Professor without a terminal degree should possess at least a master's degree and must have demonstrated ability as a teacher and evidence of professional growth, scholarship, and/or mastery of subject matter. Candidates with an established research agenda or industry experience are preferred.

Academic Environment

The Department of Risk Management is home to faculty in Actuarial Science, Business Economics, Business Law, Enterprise Risk Management, International Business, and Real Estate. It houses the Borrelli Institute for Real Estate Studies (BIRES), a privately sponsored research institution that fosters discussion and research between academicians and business professionals in the area of real estate as well as providing a focal point for real estate education. The department offers an undergraduate major in Real Estate as well as majors in Actuarial Science and Enterprise Risk Management. It also offers a Certificate in Real Estate Analysis and Development at the undergraduate level and a Master of Science in Real Estate Analysis and Development that has a STEM certification. Additionally, we have a strong PhD program in Real Estate.

The internationally ranked Penn State Smeal College of Business prepares students for professional success now and across their careers. Within a vibrant intellectual community, we are a source of expertise, research, and talent that influences the business practices of tomorrow. At Smeal, we are building connections, creating opportunities, and producing results. The strategic priorities of integrity, diversity, and sustainability form the foundation on which the Penn State Smeal College of Business is built. In and out of our classrooms, across our departments and programs, and throughout our global network of alumni and partners, we are a business school responsive to the demands of business today.

The Pennsylvania State University’s main campus (University Park) is located in the heart of State College, PA. Commonly referred to as “Happy Valley,” our community features charms of a small town with the opportunities typically only experienced in larger cities.  In 2010, State College was ranked as the third-safest metropolitan area in the United States. In 2013, it was ranked as the third best college town in the United States. In addition, the INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has awarded PSU the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.  

Application Requirements

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Applications will be reviewed immediately, with an anticipated appointment in Fall 2024.  For more details on our competitive benefit package and what our community has to offer, please visit:  

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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